Hansel and Gretel - WikipediaHansel and Gretel are a young brother and sister kidnapped by a cannibalistic witch living in a forest in a house constructed of cake, confectionery, candy, and many more treats. The two children escape with their lives by outwitting her. The story is set in medieval Germany. Hansel and Gretel are the children of a poor woodcutter. When a famine settles over the land, the woodcutter's wife stepmother to Hansel and Gretel decides to take the children into the woods and leave them there to fend for themselves so she and her husband will not starve to death. The woodcutter opposes the plan but finally reluctantly submits to his wife's scheme, unaware that Hansel and Gretel have overheard them.
English Talking Book - Hansel and Gretel
Once upon a time, on the edge of a great forest, there lived a very poor woodcutter with his wife and his two children, Hansel and Gretel. His second wife often ill-treated the children and was forever nagging the woodcutter. The family had little enough to eat, and once there was a great famine in the land the man could no longer even get them their daily bread.
Hansel and Gretel
I too have had that moment of hesitation when reading to my children. There have been times reading Grimm aloud that I found myself stopping, wondering if I should read on, skip a part, or come up with a quick, less grisly alternative ending—one that does not involve shoving an old woman into a burning oven and locking the door as she howls in pain. But something in me conquered my maternal instinct to shelter the feelings of my children and I read on. In the story of Hansel and Gretel, fear is present in the tale from the very outset. Hansel and Gretel overhear their own conniving stepmother and hesitant father plotting to abandon them in the wood, as there is not food enough to go around. This is the first instance where the children experience fear. Gretel weeps bitterly, but the valiant, resourceful Hansel comforts Gretel and assures her of their safety.
On the edge of a great forest there lived a poor woodcutter with wife and his two children; the little boy was called Hansel and the girl Gretel. He had little enough to put in his belly, and once, when a great famine came upon the land, he could not even provide their daily bread. As he lay in bed one evening, brooding over this and tossing and turning with worry, he sighed and said to his wife: "What's to become of us? How can we feed our poor children when we've nothing left for ourselves? There we'll light them a fire and give each of them an extra piece of bread, then we'll go off to our work and leave them on their own. They won't find their way back home, and we'll be rid of them. The two children had not been able to sleep for hunger either, and they had heard what their stepmother had said to their father.
ONCE upon a time there dwelled on the outskirts of a large forest a poor woodcutter with his wife and two children; the boy was called Hansel, and the girl Gretel.
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Tales with GiGi
Once upon a time there lived a woodcutter and his wife. Their early days were lived in bliss in a small wood cottage with their two children, Hansel and Gretel. These two children grew up to be wise beyond their years. Hansel was smart, soft, and charming where Gretel was poetic, cautious, but quick-witted. The two children loved to skip stones in the lake half a mile over. Hansel and Gretel spent most of their time finding the perfect, flattest skipping stones. Their collection of stones was large, as they spent more time collecting than actually skipping the rocks.
Watch the story in YouTube. Tales with GiGi Narrated storytelling app for children. Once upon a time there were two children, a brother and a sister, whose names were Hansel and Gretel. They lived with their father and with their step-mother. Their father worked as a woodcutter.